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Release: UK Business: Activity, Size and Location, 2011

Released: 05 October 2011
  • Number of UK businesses fell by nearly 20,000 (0.9 per cent) to 2.08 million in the year to March 2011.

  • There was a reduction in both sole proprietors and partnerships, while corporate businesses increased by 0.6 per cent.

  • All regions except London and Scotland saw a fall in the number of businesses.
This publication is compiled from the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR) which contains information on VAT traders and PAYE employers in a statistical register.  The publication contains tables on local units and enterprises by geography, industry, legal status and employment size band. Additional tables at enterprise level provide information by age of business and turnover size band.
Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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